A new material named “agar plasticity” just won the prestigious Lexus Design Award, given out as part of the annual Milan furniture fair. Designers at AMAM are using agar, a gelatinous substance derived from marine algae, to create a safe, ecological alternative to plastic.
That’s actually a relevant question. Unless they have black hole core, “cleaning” organisms can’t make something just disappear. And if it feeds off of it, it means the byproduct will have even less energy and might be even harder to dispose of.
I grew up not drinking hot water from the tap (my parents didn’t, and I eventually looked it up and found out that in old homes, lead can leach from solder). Now that I have a high-efficiency tankless hot water heater and replaced the copper piping with PEX, can I safely use hot water from the tap for cooking? I must be able to save some energy vs. boiling cold water for pasta.
Surprising news, considering that home insurance gives discounts for having PEX because PEX is less likely to fail. Water damage in a house is admittedly bad for everyone.
Always check your Water Tank Anode if your tank is more than 5 years old, and replace it ASAP. The minute that anode is corroded enough to be ineffective, that water is eating at your tank – not the rod. You should also drain the tank once a year till it runs clean too.